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It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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Waterfall Nymph in Graton is doing 30 things including…

find a babysitter

34 cheers


Waterfall Nymph has written 4 entries about this goal

The husband

has a line on a high schooler. The older sister of a past classmate of the chum’s.
Going to try her out soon hopefully for a daytime thing and go from there. She can’t drive but she lives near us and graduated from the chum’s school which makes her sound more responsible.

Meet a Babysitter

was a wash. The babysitters were mostly looking for nannyesque regular gigs. And some didn’t really speak English.

Next week

The labor center is holding a “Meet a Babysitter” even which is billed to be essentially babysitting speed dating. I’m not sure that’s the best solution but I have to make myself go because here’s this goal!

It's time

I can no longer rely on the sketchy availability of my mother, especially since she’s now helping with 4 kids and all. And we want to be able to go out more than once every other month!

Any ideas? Anyone? My first thought is Facebook. Someone’s got to have a 14 year old who wants some cash.

Waterfall Nymph has gotten 34 cheers on this goal.


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